Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office
The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office would like to acknowledge that we are in the traditional homeland of the Mi'kmaq People.
Want to Talk?
SV-PRO is here to listen and to help you explore your options. Visit: Kelley Memorial Building, room 304 (third floor), call 902-620-5090, or email:
If you have been impacted by sexual violence, know that it's not your fault. We support you.
UPEI's Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SV-PRO) is a safe and confidential space for students, staff, and faculty who have experienced sexual violence to obtain support. No matter when, where, or what form the sexual violence took, let us connect you with services that are trauma-informed and suited to your individual needs.
The SV-PRO is committed to fostering a culture of consent on campus by supporting survivors and providing the University Community with education and awareness around issues of sexual and gender-based violence. We all share the responsibility of ending sexual violence.
What is Sexual Violence?
Any sexual act, or an act targeting a person’s sexuality, gender identity or gender expression, whether the act is physical or psychological in nature, which is committed, threatened or attempted against a person without that person’s consent. This includes, but is not limited to: sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, indecent exposure, voyeurism, sexual exploitation, degrading sexual imagery, and distribution of sexual images or video of a community member without their consent.
This definition and more are found in our Sexual Violence Policy
Supports for Sexual and Gender-based Violence during COVID-19
While social distancing and staying at home is the best practice to limit the spread of COVID-19, home is not always the safest place to be for some people. If you are experiencing abuse, harassment, or violence in any way, know that you are not alone and you do not deserve to be mistreated. There is help available. Consider following resources as we face this time ahead:
COVID-19 and Gender-based Violence
- COVID-19 and violence against women what the health system can do
- COVID-19 Linked to More Gender-Based Violence by Canadian Women’s foundation
- Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians
- Activity Book for Self-care during Covid19: from the Arizona Coaltion to End Sexual & Domestic Violence PDF
Supporting each other
- Helping family and friends experiencing violence at home
- Pods and Pod Mapping Worksheet from the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective
- Bystander Intervention and Community Care during COVID-19 from the Antigonish Women's Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association's Zine
Intimate Partner Violence
- COVID-19 related controlling behaviour from the Learning Network